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Opinion
Those who injure others deserve tougher punishment

Those who injure others deserve tougher punishment

January 22nd, 2014 8:53 am by Johnson City Press

As Press staff writer Becky Campbell reported in Sunday’s paper, legislation will be introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly this year to toughen the penalties for those convicted of injuring someone while evading arrest.

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News Regional & National Heritage
Fire damages 1,800 tombstones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, including those of Civil War dead

Fire damages 1,800 tombstones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, including those of Civil War dead

January 22nd, 2014 7:55 am by Tyler Jett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The fire burned at least three tombstones so badly that cemetery officials will have to replace them.

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News Local News
The freeze is on: Wind chills to be near zero for few days; UPDATE: JC schools closed

The freeze is on: Wind chills to be near zero for few days; UPDATE: JC schools closed

January 22nd, 2014 7:30 am by Tony Casey

In preparation for the cold weather, area schools either let out early or closed.

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Sports High schools

Lady 'Toppers top Boone for 47th straight league win

January 22nd, 2014 5:44 am by Trey Williams

Senior point guard Tianna Tarter scored 26 points and Science Hill won its 47th straight Big Seven Conference regular-season game with a 59-43 victory at Daniel Boone.

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News Crime Local News
Proposed law would require jail time for meth

Proposed law would require jail time for meth

January 21st, 2014 9:41 pm by Becky Campbell

A new law proposed by a local state legislator would establish mandatory minimum sentencing for anyone convicted of possessing any amount of methamphetamine.

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EMS to take lead role in unattended deaths

EMS to take lead role in unattended deaths

January 21st, 2014 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

Unattended death investigations in Washington County’s rural areas will soon no longer be the sole responsibility of the sheriff’s office, with a new requirement for a medically trained person to be on scene.

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Tweetsie Trail gets $25,000 boost from Turkey Trot group

Tweetsie Trail gets $25,000 boost from Turkey Trot group

January 21st, 2014 9:32 pm by Tony Casey

One of the area’s largest races intends to spread both the wealth and the health with a donation to the Tweetsie Trail project.

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Flu-linked deaths up in region

Flu-linked deaths up in region

January 21st, 2014 9:28 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Flu-related deaths are continuing to rise locally and at the state and national level. Locally, flu vaccine remains in good supply and available for free at health departments across the region.

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Crime Local News
Two from Tazewell hit with meth charges

Two from Tazewell hit with meth charges

January 21st, 2014 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

Police say two people from Tazewell picked up several drug charges Tuesday afternoon.

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Man accused of stealing a grandmother’s wallet

Man accused of stealing a grandmother’s wallet

January 21st, 2014 7:10 pm by Staff report

A city man was charged with aggravated burglary and theft under $500 after his recent arrest by police after an investigation into burglaries in October and December, police said in a news release.

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